Hospital volunteers meet Feb. 26

The Volunteers at Adventist Health Sonora will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at My Garden Cafe on Mono Way in East Sonora.

Representatives from the Area 12 Agency on Aging will be guest speakers.

The group is always looking for more volunteers. Anyone interested can find an application online at

For more information, call (209) 536-5030.

Dogs get their day at Bark for Life

Relay for Life of Tuolumne County will present a family friendly, and dog friendly, event to raise money for the 2019 Relay for Life.

Bark for Life of Tuolumne County will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at Westside Memorial Park in downtown Tuolumne.

The event will include a walk for dogs and their owners, costume contests, games, raffles, fundraisers, an appearance by a Sheriff’s Office K9, animals for adoption and vendor booths.

The event is free to the public, but there is a registration fee for canine companions. Advance registration costs $10 for one dog or $15 for two dogs and can be done online at

For more information on Relay for Life 2019, go online to, or call (209) 591-3775.

Relay for Life 2019, a 24-hour event, will begin at 9 a.m. May 18 at the Westside Pavilion in Tuolumne.

MTHCD offers grants for health programs

The Mark Twain Health Care District is offering grants to organizations and individuals who provide health care programs, services and activities for the benefit of Calaveras County communities.

Programs and organizations that promote physical, emotional and psychological well-being are eligible to apply. Areas of consideration include behavioral health, dental, rehabilitation, women’s health, children’s health, senior programs, tele-health technology and community health services.

The grant policy and fillable form are available online at

Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.

For more information, call (209) 754-4468.

Support offered to the visually impaired

A support group for visually impaired people meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of each month in Sonora.

The meeting is open to anyone with visual impairment, caregivers, and those who may wish to help those in need.

The purpose of the support group is to discuss the challenges of vision loss, share and offer solutions to independent living concerns, and to provide support and encouragement as well as helpful information and education.

For more information, including location, call Bob or Carol Rogers at (209) 532-2373.